Question about SMC Barricade g SMC2804WBRP-G Wireless Router

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Can't connect 2 laptops at same time through wireless (SMC2804WBRP-G ) Hi I can connect either one of the laptops as long as the other one is not connected, but whenever I try to connect the other one, I can't get a connection (seems to stuck at " Acquiring IP address" stage). I've tried forcing different IP addresses in each laptop,, but still can only get one at a time. One Laptop is a Compaq Armada M700 with and smc Wireless G card, and the other one is an IBM R40 with a D-LINK Wireless G (DWA-642). Before I had a D-Link Air Wireless B (DWL-650) with same results. At another location, we could connect both laptop at the same time (different router, but don't remember which brand). Both Laptops are running WinXP SP2. Security settings is WPA-PSK TKIP. Any suggestion would be appreciated (I don't mind re-trying things I "Think" I did, if need be). Thanks

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  • D_The_Cat Jan 30, 2008

    Thanks for answering.

    DHCP was enabled.

    Other suggestions?



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I have had the identical issues with my same router. Could not overcome the issues in the last three years of operation before it finally died (wall wart packed it in and it took out the whole unit). Try another brand - not worth beating the issue to death like I did.

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Make sure that the dhcp function of your router is enable

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2008

    Have you updated the driver of the card of that laptop that can't connect? Is that wireless card compatible with WPA encryption? Or you might need to check the firmware of your router is its updated as well.



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